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Pollution and respiratory disease: can diet or supplements help? A review

Overview of attention for article published in Respiratory Research, May 2018
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (84th percentile)

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Title
Pollution and respiratory disease: can diet or supplements help? A review
Published in
Respiratory Research, May 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12931-018-0785-0
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Authors

T. Whyand, J. R. Hurst, M. Beckles, M. E. Caplin

Abstract

Pollution is known to cause and exacerbate a number of chronic respiratory diseases. The World Health Organisation has placed air pollution as the world's largest environmental health risk factor. There has been recent publicity about the role for diet and anti-oxidants in mitigating the effects of pollution, and this review assesses the evidence for alterations in diet, including vitamin supplementation in abrogating the effects of pollution on asthma and other chronic respiratory diseases. We found evidence to suggest that carotenoids, vitamin D and vitamin E help protect against pollution damage which can trigger asthma, COPD and lung cancer initiation. Vitamin C, curcumin, choline and omega-3 fatty acids may also play a role. The Mediterranean diet appears to be of benefit in patients with airways disease and there appears to be a beneficial effect in smokers however there is no direct evidence regarding protecting against air pollution. More studies investigating the effects of nutrition on rapidly rising air pollution are urgently required. However it is very difficult to design such studies due to the confounding factors of diet, obesity, co-morbid illness, medication and environmental exposure.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 55 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 11 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 15%
Student > Bachelor 7 13%
Professor > Associate Professor 5 9%
Researcher 5 9%
Other 9 16%
Unknown 10 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 8 15%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 11%
Computer Science 4 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 5%
Other 18 33%
Unknown 12 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 13. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 December 2019.
All research outputs
#1,340,681
of 14,563,140 outputs
Outputs from Respiratory Research
#127
of 1,811 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#42,409
of 275,384 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Respiratory Research
#1
of 1 outputs
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